Service users to help design mural for Blossom Court as part of a community art project

Date: 25 February 2021

mind murals

Mind Murals is an ambitious and innovative project where the community including local artists, mental health service users, BEH, grassroots organisations, charities and community groups come together to use art to heal.

Local arts company Feral Events has launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund Mind Murals, a community art project that uses augmented reality to promote mental health. Through a series of art workshops mental health service users at Blossom Court, St Ann’s Hospital will work with artist Matt Dosa to design an impactful and uplifting mural for their new building.

The Mind Mural augmented reality app content will be designed by the community to provide inspiration and resources that will help the community recover after COVID-19. 

Camilla Cox, Occupational Therapy and Therapies Lead for Haringey Division, is the lead partner for this project.

The mural at St Ann’s Hospital, will inform and educate via its own augmented reality (AR) app which provides access to inspiring and practical mental health resources provided by our community. Resources such as art, personal stories, urgent help information, advice, music, poetry, mindfulness and more will all be accessible via the app. The content will be curated using a outreach program with local individuals, charities and organisations. An ongoing program of content will provide a continued legacy.

1,000 posters which will also work with the augmented reality Mind Mural app will be distributed free of charge to community centres, hospitals, doctor surgeries etc as well as to everyone who pledges £10 or more. 

Mind Murals champions engagement and creativity for the purpose of mental health and COVID resilience and recovery.

In the future we aim to create Mind Murals wherever they might be needed. Get in touch if you would like one in your community or if you know a wall that needs transforming.

How you can help?

  • Make a pledge – www.spacehive.com/mindmurals Any amount shows support. Don’t forget to like and leave a comment! Pledges of £10 and over will receive a free Mind Mural poster.
  • Make a large pledge – Make a pledge of £500 or over and your name and/or logo on the mural plaque, the poster and in the Mind Mural App. Be included in social media posts including relevant hashtags and tags.
  • Share the crowdfunding link – Ask your network to support the project.
  • Share the Facebook event – www.facebook.com/events/449712233141430 Feral will be posting updates and ways to get involved here so it's a great way to keep up with the project.
  • Volunteer – Help with fundraising, distributing posters or join our outreach consultation programme.
  • Be featured in the app – Can you or your organisation provide a valuable mental health resource for your community? Get in touch!

About the team

About the organiser, Feral Events: Feral is a creative events company focusing on arts and outer space. Feral encourages connection, participation and adventure through experiential and immersive arts and events. We strive to express the creative spirit of humanity on Earth and in Outer Space. www.feralevents.co.uk

About the Producer: Aoife van Linden Tol is director of Feral Events. She is an award-winning artist in her own right. She was Artist in Residence at the European Space Agency, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and is passionate about using art to change the world. www.aoifevanlindentol.com

About the Partner Lead: Camilla Cox has 17 years of experience as an occupational therapist. She is the Occupational Therapy and Therapies Lead for Haringey Division at BEH and is passionate about empowering service users and creating a more accepting society. 

About the Artist, Matt Dosa: Matt is an accomplished Haringey based painter and mural artist who is passionate about working with vulnerable adults through charities such as Single Homeless Project and Hope in Tottenham. www.mattdosa.com

Contact details

Aoife van Linden Tol
Tel: 00 44 (0) 7866984727
Email: info@feralevents.co.uk
Website: www.feralevents.co.uk

  • Summary:

    Mind Murals is an ambitious and innovative project where the community including local artists, mental health service users, BEH, grassroots organisations, charities and community groups come together to use art to heal.

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